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Old 12-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #31
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One thing I always consider when I think about what I would do in a dangerous situation. Can I live with myself after I do that? I won't go to the religious stuff. Just think will you be the same after the shooting?

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One thing I always consider when I think about what I would do in a dangerous situation. Can I live with myself after I do that? I won't go to the religious stuff. Just think will you be the same after the shooting?
I most likely wouldn't, but if I didn't act on it and my fiancée dies or my son dies would I be the same after?

It's a tough situation.
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One thing I always consider when I think about what I would do in a dangerous situation. Can I live with myself after I do that? I won't go to the religious stuff. Just think will you be the same after the shooting?
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I most likely wouldn't, but if I didn't act on it and my fiancée dies or my son dies would I be the same after?

It's a tough situation.
If it's kill or be killed & you don't act then don't bitch about being dead
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I most likely wouldn't, but if I didn't act on it and my fiancée dies or my son dies would I be the same after?

It's a tough situation.
I was referring to taking someones life over a TV or 5 gallons of gas. Something as cut and dried as defending your family needs no thought. If you are a low life that will kill someone over a TV they have a place in prison for you.
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I was referring to taking someones life over a TV or 5 gallons of gas. Something as cut and dried as defending your family needs no thought. If you are a low life that will kill someone over a TV they have a place in prison for you.
That's where I'm torn too, if someone breaks into my home and I go see what the noise was, armed. I don't know what I should do if I see someone stealing my possessions. I've thought about trying to stop the person, make an "arrest" of sorts and wait for police to show up, but if I reaches for something...

I also don't want to be the guy who shoots first and asks questions later.
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That's where I'm torn too, if someone breaks into my home and I go see what the noise was, armed. I don't know what I should do if I see someone stealing my possessions. I've thought about trying to stop the person, make an "arrest" of sorts and wait for police to show up, but if I reaches for something...

I also don't want to be the guy who shoots first and asks questions later.
In Florida where I'm at, if someone's in my house and stealing stuff..they will be shot no it's ands or buts about it. My castle and they are not welcome in my kingdom . Just make sure you identify who it is prior to pulling that trigger.
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I still need to read up on California laws.

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Same here if someone breaks into my house where my wife and children are I have a specific gun just for that reason next to my bed. My Mossberg 500 and the only time it has been unloaded is when I bought it and when I clean it. Even if im sleeping on my couch on the main floor I have a firearm on my person. Am I paranoid? I dont think so, anything can happen at any moment and if something were to happen to my wife or children because I had to run upstairs to either grab my shotgun or my pistol I dont know how I would react. But im not willing to find out, and I by no means live in a bad neighborhood but still things can happen anywhere.

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Say I'm on my way from my house to the range. (I ride a motorcycle) I have my handgun in an appropriate bag legally separated (gun separate from magazines etc.) if the need arises can I use it then?
Probably not. More than likely you're dead.



In Tennessee, you would have broken no law. Even if you were carrying loaded and cocked with no carry permit, and you were actually in danger, or the threat thereof, no law has been broken. Other states may vary.

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ALL use of force situations in self defence are based on a 'reasonable, articulable fear'. If this 'fear' is of 'serious bodily injury or death' to yourself or another you would be justified in using 'deadly force'. Some jurisdictions place another requirement on you even then, and that is to prove there were no other 'options' available to you before you use 'force'.
You can 'what if' all day long, but this is the bottom line!!!!
Hope this helped,
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